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Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits

Written by Kaye Umansky

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Anyone who loves slime, sludge and anything else that is disgusting will love Pongwiffy because she loves them all very much. Pongwiffy is a witch with a difference. She is wedded to her bad habits and nobody, not even her best friend Sharkadder, will change the way she thinks. Pongwiffy’s search for a home away from her noisy next door neighbours, the goblins, is hugely entertaining.

Pongwiffy the witch was created by the author over 20 years ago and the six titles have entertained millions of children and their parents for decades.  Now, 20 years on they have been brought to life for a new generation with fantastic new covers and best of all a brand new story too, Pongwiffy: Back on Track.  To view all the Pongwiffy titles click here.

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Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits Synopsis

Pongwiffy is a witch of very dirty habits. She also has a problem – the cave she has just moved into is filthy (although that's not the problem, Pongwiffy likes it like that) but also has extremely noisy neighbours. The neighbours (not unsurprisingly, as the cave is in Goblin Territory), are Goblins, and as well as being very, very stupid, are very, very noisy. They are so noisy that Pongwiffy can bear it no more and enlists the help of her best friend, Witch Sharkadder, to find her somewhere else to live. Which is nearly the end of one very beautiful friendship …


A laugh-out-loud story that is witty and clever, enticingly mixed in with much sludge, slime and very bad habits.

Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits Press Reviews

‘Brought roars of both delight and disgust . . . an ebulliently uninhibited farce’
Guardian

‘As appealing as Horrid Henry crossed with Winnie the Witch’
The Times

‘Jokey enough to persuade reluctant readers there is pleasure to be had from dipping into books’
Guardian

‘Young readers adore the jokes and the grubbiness’
Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780747596929
Publication date: 04/05/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747596929
Publication date: 4th May 2009
Author: Kaye Umansky
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers

About Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.   Awards Kaye has collectedNottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The YearTES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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